Thursday News

Posted on Thursday, May 08 2003 @ 12:02 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck

Intel 3.0C 800MHz FSB P4
OCAddiction has the new Intel 3.0C 800MHz FSB P4 in house. Intel’s latest flagship CPU boasts some impressive specs such as an 800MHz System Bus and Hyper-Threading. Not only does the OCA crew compare it to the older “B” processors, they get some good overclocking action in just for good measure. Let’s take a look.

“Obviously in order to utilize the benefits of this new 800MHz CPU Intel needed to introduce a new chipset, and thus the 875P Canterwood was born. The new chipset is fairly exciting and incorporates some of the latest industry standards you would expect with a top notch performer, such as AGP 8X, Native SATA support, Dual Channel DDR and a 200MHz FSB (800MHz Quad Pumped). Intel fans will no longer be left out whereas previously AMD users enjoyed the benefits of a higher FSB and AGP 8X. And while yes, Granite Bay did have DC and AGP 8X, it simply was not a chipset aimed at the desktop performance market.”

Review Link : OCAddiction

Californeon Lightstrips
You have seen the Tweakmonster lightstrips (See the review here), but did you know they aren't the original light strips? You may think "well, what could be any different between brands... They're just lightstrips!" Well, I thought the same thing. Today I have the original lightstrips from Californeon, and we will find out what the differences are, if any.

Review Link : The Tech Lounge & DFI: Cyber Olympics announced!
The Cyber Olympics includes three seperate contests:

- Case Mod Contest (Best and coolest Case Mods out there!)
- LANParty WebSite Contest (Best and most functionnal LANParty website, Official launch will be done within two weeks)
- Thirst for Performance Contest (Overclocking contest, official launch is scheduled for July 1st)
Link : LANParty

Antec Lanboy
Looking for a small, portable case that doesn't skimp on features, and looks damn fine to boot? The Lanboy may just be the case for you.

"In terms of functionality, the case has some nice touches, such as the swinging door to cover beige drives, front mounted USB, thumb screws, and a storage compartment for excess screws. The drive rails are extremely handy, and it's something I wish more manufacturers would use."
Review Link : Viper's Lair

Illuminated Keyboard
Once you turn your system on you'll see the illumination on the keyboard. Of course in the daytime it'll be a faint light but once darkness sets in you'll see the full color of the illumination. The light will stay on unless there is 15 minutes of no activity, then the illumination shuts off automatically. Strike any key (aha, the ole anykey trick) or move your ps2 mouse then the light comes back on. I've noticed using a usb mouse will not bring the light back on

Review Link : PCA

Thermalright SLK-700
Installation for this particular heat sink was quite hard. I have installed many heat sinks before, but this was the hardest. Attaching the fan to the heat sink it self was quite easy. I applied the thermal compound (Artic Silver) and then placed the heat sink on top. Then I attached one clip to one side and after that tried to push the other one down. It wouldn’t go very far so I decided to bend the clip a little bit down. I then tried to attach it again but it wouldn’t still fit. At that point I was very frustrated and decided to try without the fan on..

Review Link : Tech-Mods

About the Author

Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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